Moths, candles and criteria: Examining creative practice research in higher degrees
Date / Time: 8 December 2011 11am-2pm
Creative Forum: Research, pedagogy and creative practice)
Guest presenters Associate Professor Ralph Buck and Dr Nicholas Rowe join Dr Karen Barbour at this meeting of the Creative Forum, an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of research, pedagogy and creative practice. The aim of the Creative Forum is to provide a space for on-going and stimulating discussion about our diverse work in this area. Guests have been invited to present and initiate discussion on a particularly relevant topic - examining creative practice research in higher degrees.
Postgraduate research into creative practice thrives in institutional environments that seek to celebrate diverse cultural understandings and different ways of knowing. This presentation focuses on contemporary approaches to the examination of creative practice research.
Associate Professor Ralph Buck
Associate Professor Ralph Buck is the Head of Dance Studies at the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries at The University of Auckland. He has been recognised with the Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award and the Excellence Award in Equal Opportunities for the Community Dance Programme. Ralph is the Chair of the World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific Chapter, Education and Training Committee.
Dr Nicholas Rowe
Dr Nicholas Rowe is a Senior Lecturer in Dance Studies and Associate Dean (Postgraduate) at the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries at The University of Auckland. His 2009 feature film The Secret World premiered at the Sydney Arab Film Festival and he is author of Raising Dust: A cultural history of dance in Palestine.
Dr Karen Barbour
Dr Karen Barbour is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at The University of Waikato specialising in dance and creative practice as research. Karen is author of Dancing across the page: Narrative and embodied ways of knowing and was editor of the Waikato Journal of Education Special Issue on Creative Research in the Arts. Karen is Chair of the Tertiary Dance Educators Network Aotearoa New Zealand.
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